Apple reportedly engaged on thinner, lighter MacBook Air with MagSafe

Apple Macbook Air

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According to Bloomberg, Apple plans to release a new thinner and lighter MacBook Air that will hit the market in the second half of this year or early next year.

According to the report, Apple plans to market the device as a high-end version of the current MacBook Air, which Apple released with its new M1 processor in November. This device was one of the three new Apple computers that made it possible to switch Intel chips.

Apple’s Mac sales rose 28% year over year when the company announced its fourth quarter earnings in October. This boom has been supported by millions of people forced to work from home due to Covid.

The new MacBook Air will contain Apple’s MagSafe magnetic charging system, according to the report. MagSafe was used in Apple laptops for years before it was removed in place of the newer USB-C charging over two years ago. However, this comes in handy as the charger can easily pop out and prevent the laptop from being dragged off a surface if someone tugs or trips on the cord. MagSafe is also used in the latest iPhone 12 phones, although it has a different design and is based on a magnetic puck accessory that wirelessly charges the phones.

TFI’s leading Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said earlier this month that Apple plans to launch two new MacBook Pro laptops this year – with 14- and 16-inch screens and with MagSafe. Bloomberg confirmed the report, but added that Apple is also planning an iMac with Face ID, which means it will unlock when viewed, a smaller version of the Mac Pro computer, and a new Mac Pro with an Intel processor.

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